The Perfect Walking Guide to Jersey City, New Jersey

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Although it may be big, Jersey City is quite walkable. With its waterfront walkway, massive green spaces, and parks and long streets, the only trouble you’ll have is deciding where to go. To help you navigate this pedestrian-friendly spot, check out our perfect walking guide to Jersey City, New Jersey.

Museum of Russian Art (MORA)


In Paulus Hook, walk a few blocks from the ferry to get to the Museum of Russian Art (MORA). The museum regularly hosts opening and closing events for their artist exhibitions, plus, live performances, readings and informational sessions that are budget-friendly. The suggested donation for non-members to enter the museum is only $10 a pop.

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RoofTop at Exchange Place

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$

Exchange Place is known for its luxury high-rise apartments, top-notch waterfront location and a swanky interior. Its rooftop bar? Well, that’s no exception. Aptly named RoofTop at Exchange Place, this newly-opened bar features all the best this neighborhood has to often, plus, handcrafted cocktails, flavorful eats and that view. While you’re here, don’t pass it by, be sure to stop in for a specialty drink and a picturesque scene.

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Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza


After visiting the waterfront, make your way over to the historic downtown area to visit the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza. Stroll up and down this four-block-long plaza past storefronts, bars and restaurants under the glittering string lights. During the warmer months, it draws a bigger crowd of people taking a reprieve outside the bars and restaurants, which makes it all the more fun for people watching.

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Lutze Biergarten

Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, $$$

There’s no better place to end your walking tour than at Lutze Biergarten, a kid- and dog-friendly spot that has a casual yet lively atmosphere. Here, you can get a good beer, a budget-friendly bite to eat at a food truck nearby, and oh, yeah, panoramic city skyline and riverfront views. Now is the time to sit back, take it all in and relax!

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